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stock stereo vs stock JBL

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by nobackhair, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Nov 16, 2011 at 8:49 AM
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    nobackhair

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    Have the weak stock system w/ single CD. Have a chance to get a factory JBL system from an 07 for 100.00. Can anyone tell me the dif from the 2? If I install amp will it make a huge difference w/ the stock? Haven't made any plans on any upgrades yet. Is there any amp involved in either system? I don't see how there could be one in the one I have in there now. Have a 75w Clarion amp I can use. Don't know, even if I get the JBL if I'll need to upgrade speakers. I bought this truck very recently and it didn't even have a basic manual in the glove box. Said they would send all reciepts, etc. That was a month ago. Right.
     
  2. Nov 16, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    Stock for now
    I had the same issue with my stock single cd/non jbl.
    Honestly for a $100, I bought a Kenwood unit with IPOD controls, front usb & aux port, Metra Fit Kit & wiring harness.
    It installed easily by me, who never had installed a radio before & was the best $100 improvement.
    There were DIY guides here, plus what Crutchfield sent with their kit. I also could choose between black or silver kit choosing black which I really liked.
    From what I read here, the upgrading after the fact to JBL you are better off buying aftermarket.

    I have pics in my gallery.
     
  3. Nov 16, 2011 at 11:30 AM
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    Here are the pics
    It was a Kenwood KDC-MP345U w/ a black metra kit.
    Crutchfield gives you everything you need to install.
    You can also get the kit in silver.
    ps. the gallaries are the camera to the left <-----
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  4. Nov 16, 2011 at 11:34 AM
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    I agree...

    I changed out my headunit for a Kenwood KDC-X995 and was impressed with the sound improvment from the stock speakers.
     
  5. Nov 16, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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  6. Nov 16, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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    Is their an amp or sub or sub amp in the Tacomas w/ a non JBL single CD set up? Sure doens't seem like it. First time I turned volume all the way up that was that nill.
     
  7. Nov 16, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    This set up looks real clean.
     
  8. Nov 16, 2011 at 4:50 PM
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    Thanks. Now I'm getting it. I really like the look of the grid that's stock the aftermarket look good enough but don't think it stands up to the stock.
     
  9. Nov 17, 2011 at 7:48 AM
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  10. Nov 17, 2011 at 5:39 PM
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    I looked at the grills for headsets on that site. Big help. Thanks.
     
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